According to the Telegraph, new Manchester United signing Alexis Sanchez will earn “around £600,000 a week once a £20 million signing on fee, bonuses and image rights are factored in.”
That’s a staggering amount of money, particularly when you consider Harry Kane is paid a reported £110,000-a-week by Tottenham.
With bonuses and image rights thrown in, Kane probably earns closer to £150-200,000. Still, that is substantially less than Sanchez.
It raises a difficult question: Are Spurs now under pressure to offer their stars huge wages?
A number of key Tottenham players are expected to be offered new, improved contracts in the near future, including Kane.
The striker has scored 21 Premier League goals this season – Sanchez has scored seven.
There is no chance Daniel Levy will offer any player Sanchez-level wages, but Kane and others must be wondering what they are truly worth.
It will be interesting to see how Sanchez’s salary affects the rest of the Premier League. Hopefully Spurs can tie down their star players sooner rather than later.